FIM: Nasser Al Attiyah re-elected as FIM Vice President in Spain as Ippolito remains President
Jerez, Nov 22nd 2014 – Qatar’s Nasser Bin Khalifa Al Attiyah was re-elected FIM Vice President in the FIM General Assembly in Jerez. Al Attiyah gained 68 votes out of 103, the Polish Andrzej Witkowski came in second position with 62 votes and the French Jacques Bolle third with 49 votes. There was a re-vote however for the French Bolle as he didn’t obtain the minimum votes, 51.
For Al Attiyah, winning this elections was not his main battle as the main battle was to give full support to Vito Ippolito the current FIM President and Al Attiyah managed to attract a great electoral mass to help positively in achieving the victory of Ippolito. Vito Ippolito got 62 votes against 41 votes for Jorge Viegas.
Nasser Al Attiyah stated that “First of all I grant this achievement to His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani who always offers his unlimited support to these International event , in the name of Qatar, we take this opportunity to promise him more achievements. Also I would like to congratulate my dear friend Mr. Vito Ippolito who really deserves this position. I will always stand beside him and beside all the members, in order to promote this sport. Regarding my re-election, I can’t describe my feelings in words. I would like also to say that, I am not the only person who achieved this success but all those who stand beside me, they deserve all thanks and gratitude. I promise that I will do my best to meet your trust and confidence, and will be always at the service of this sport regardless of any other considerations, as we, here in the Federation, live together as a family”
Al Attiyah stated that the most prominent features for the next 4 years will be the teamwork spirit and good communication. ‘No doubt that we will try hard to boost the motorsport internationally all over Asia countries, as I belong to this continent which became one of the advanced continents in this sport. This progress is the result of the sincere efforts of the all clubs & federations who seek to host local and international championships, and the fruitful work plan with the European Union to exchange the experiences, as Europe has a good history in this sport, the same also for the Latin countries.’